Generally, couples make their own unique arrangements as to what will work best for their family unit.
Our specialist child solicitors understand that what is right for one family, may not be right for another, but as long as the parents cooperate with each other and agree the arrangements, there is no need for a formal court order to record the arrangements reached. Seeking legal advice from an early stage can also minimise the risk of formal court procedures which can cause further family disputes.
Often couples may prefer to record their arrangements in a Parenting Plan. Parenting Plans are available from www.fnf.org.uk.
CAFCASS also produce an informative booklet “Putting your Children First- A Guide for Separating Parents” which can be downloaded here: www.cafcass.gov.uk.
If existing arrangements break down or when couples are unable to reach agreement, it may be necessary to consider the other options in order to resolve children issues. Our child solicitors can help you agree on arrangements best suited to your personal circumstances in an amicable way.
Negotiations can take place via our experienced child solicitors and alternatively/in addition, the Mediation process and or the Collaborative process are cost effective and non-confrontational ways of resolving disputes regarding children.
As a last resort, court proceedings can be issued. Court proceedings can be expensive and lengthy, and the court procedure can increase anxiety. There is a potential hidden impact on children regarding the divorce process.
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